Arsenal are reportedly monitoring the situation of Paris Saint Germain midfielder Yohan Cabaye, with the Frenchman set to leave this summer after falling out of favour at the Parc des Princes, talkSPORT reports.
Our move for Cabaye was made rather public in the summer of 2013, when Alan Pardew confirmed that the midfielder refused to play in their opening game of the season after hearing about our offer (via BBC Sport).
Rather bizarrely however, the move never materialised, and Cabaye was off to PSG six months later. Despite being a French international and featuring heavily at the World Cup, the 29-year-old has struggled to hold down a regular place in Laurent Blanc’s side.
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“One has to accept it but also try to change it. It is super important for me, I want to play at Euro 2016,” Cabaye was quoted as saying.
According to talkSPORT, we share an interest in the midfielder with Liverpool, and considering the number of central midfielders set to depart, a move seems feasible.
Mathieu Flamini and Tomas Rosicky are set to leave on free transfers (via the Mirror), with Abou Diaby and Mikel Arteta also out of contract in the summer. This would leave us fairly light in that department, so reinforcements will be needed in the heart of midfield.
Cabaye is a Premier League proven player, but given his age a move for Morgan Schneiderlin would definitely suit us better.